Explaining the success of Tunisia's democratic transition. (c2016)

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dc.contributor.author Nader, Noura Raghdan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-27T06:36:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-27T06:36:53Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-09-27
dc.date.submitted 2016-06-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4413
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the democratic transition in Tunisia and the reasons behind its success. It starts by examining the nature of democracy and the different factors that affect democratic transitions. The role of political economy, social cleavages and struggle, institutions, religion, and political agents in democratic transitions is contrasted among Arab states and thoroughly examined in Tunisia’s case. This study showed how the circumstances became favorable for the Tunisian Uprising to occur in 2011 by presenting the history of Tunisia including the evolution of the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) and the economic liberalization the country had undergone, in addition to highlighting the role of social media. Moreover, Tunisia was the only country among the Arab Spring countries that experienced authoritarian breakdown and was also able to embark on a successful democratic transition. The process of this democratic transition is comprehensively explored by analyzing the role of the military, interim government, electoral politics, and the drafting of the new constitution. Tunisia's political actors and elites were committed to protect their new democratic principles, the constitution-making process was very inclusive and transparent, and the electoral reforms that were adopted gave a chance for other political parties to participate and compete in elections. The Arab spring was born in Tunisia and finally resulted in a successful democratic transition in the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Democracy -- Tunisia en_US
dc.subject Tunisia -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.title Explaining the success of Tunisia's democratic transition. (c2016) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201206463 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.commembers Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: ix, 100 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Salloukh, Bassel
dc.keywords Arab Spring en_US
dc.keywords Tunisia en_US
dc.keywords Uprising en_US
dc.keywords Democracy en_US
dc.keywords Democratic Transitions en_US
dc.keywords UGTT en_US
dc.keywords Islam en_US
dc.keywords Crony Capitalism en_US
dc.keywords Electoral Politics en_US
dc.keywords Ben Ali en_US
dc.keywords Bourguiba en_US
dc.keywords Islamist Movement en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography : leaves 94-100. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2016.16 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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